Art and creative practices
The university is internationally renowned for its artistic activity. It was placed 13th in the QS World University Ranking.
Art and creative practices are an important part of the multidisciplinary Aalto University. The university develops artistic activities across boundaries in different fields and communities. Multidisciplinary artistic activities create meanings, definitions, new applications, creativity and innovations.
Aalto University was ranked 13th in the field of Art & Design in the QS World University Ranking in spring 2017. The success of fashion design students in international competitions in the past few years has in turn created a Finnish fashion design phenomenon and, as a consequence, talent scouts from Milan and Paris are looking for the next top designer in Finland. Students of Film and Television have gained acclaim in competitions abroad and, for example, were nominated for an Oscar in 2014. Students' works have also been widely acknowledged in international publications, fairs and exhibitions.
One of the aims of artistic activities is, for their part, to promote change and novel thinking and to gain visibility for artistic activities in the whole society. It is important for the university that art is present in all its activities on all three campuses.
Development of the campus environment through art (arts.aalto.fi)
Exhibition spaces (arts.aalto.fi)